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Mirsk commune

An urban-rural commune in the south-western part of the Lower Silesia Province, situated at the foot of the Izera Mountains, on the route from Szklarska Poręba to Świeradów-Zdrój.

On photo Mirsk bird’s-eye view

The location of the commune right next to the Polish-Czech border, in the vicinity of hiking, cycling and skiing routes in the Jizera Mountains and the Jizera Foothills makes it one of the most attractive regions of Lower Silesia. The southern part of the commune should be of interest mainly to people who like to spend their free time on active recreation – two Polish ranges of the Jizera Mountains can boast not only a well-developed network of routes, but also attractive viewpoints (Smrek, Kocioł, Kamienica, Stóg Izerski and others .). However, the commune and the city of Mirsk also encourage you to travel in the footsteps of history, including numerous monuments of cultural heritage. In Mirsk itself, there are many monuments of significant historical value that testify to the centuries-old tradition of the city – its history dates back to the first half of the 19th century. 14th century (location in 1337). And so, in the place of the temple dating back to 1346, in the years 1562-1567 the church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a late-gothic-renaissance building to which a baroque tower was added in the 18th century (the church’s equipment includes, among others, historic organs, a classicist pulpit and a baptismal font). The first town hall in Mirsk was built only a few years earlier (around 1559) as a Renaissance structure with a tower, the only element of the original building that was preserved during the reconstruction of the building at the end of the 18th century. The Evangelical church from 1757 was ruined in the post-war period but organs are still in use in the Evangelical-Augsburg church in Wisła.

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Traces of the past

The cultural inheritance that has been experienced by the contemporary inhabitants of Lower Silesia is, in fact, priceless. To the turbulent fortunes and the multinational society that contributed to the history of the region, Lower Silesian people owe to this day enchanting and mysterious castles, richly decorated palaces and magnificent sacred buildings, which together give larger or smaller towns and villages of which they are treasures a truly unique character. ...

The Okraj Pass and the Na Przełęczy Okraj shelter

The pass is located in the eastern Karkonosze Mountains and rises to a height of 1046 m above sea level.

The legacy of the Reformation – the European Reformation Cultural Route

Five centuries after the Protestant movement initiated by Martin Luther reached the territory of Poland, the cultural heritage of the Reformation is still visible to the naked eye in Lower Silesia and Cieszyn Silesia.

Łomniczka Cirque

The largest and deepest post-glacial cirque in the Polish part of the Karkonosze Mountains is located just above Karpacz, between Kopa and Śnieżka mountains.

The Mały Staw Cirque

Undoubtedly - one of the most beautiful places in the Karkonosze Mountains.

Hala Szrenicka

From this high-mountain meadow, surrounding the main ridge of the Karkonosze on both sides, there is a beautiful panorama of the Jizera Mountains.

Ideas for an active weekend in Lower Silesia

If you like spending time actively, check out the blog of Łukasz Kędzierski, a traveler and photographer, and learn about his suggestions.

Dom Śląski

When approaching Śnieżka mountain from the west, it is impossible not to notice the Dom Śląski hostel on flattened area below(Równia pod Śnieżką) - this characteristic building, clearly visible due to its yellow color, is for many the last stop before reaching the highest peak in the entire Sudetes